France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, released guidance for parents on the potential privacy concerns around smartwatches directed toward children. The CNIL advises parents to measure both the benefits and risks of the smartwatches and for parents to talk to their children when their privacy is impacted. Before parents purchase a smartwatch for their kids, the CNIL recommends examining what data the smartwatch will collect, avoiding purchasing cheaper devices, and looking up customer reviews and user forums for any potential red flags. (Original article is in French.)
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